Like I said, I couldn’t do a post about Forbidden Broadway doing Kristin Chenoweth without being able to do one about one of their favorite target, the amazing Patti Lupone. Not only do they make sure they do at least one Patti song for each season, but when Patti was doing Gypsy, they completely went overboard with multiple Patti does Gypsy versions and songs. Unfortunately i wasn’t able to find a clip on youtube for my favorite one of the Forbidden Broadway Patti Lupone Gypsy songs, “Small Part, Isn’t it”, but I did find the next best thing, “Everything’s coming up Patti”. Now before you get upset, Forbidden Broadway is like the Fryer’s Club where they roast famous comedians. The only difference is that instead of comedians and screen Actors, Forbidden Broadway does famous Broadway Stars.
The reality is that you can be the biggest star on broadway and brand new, but you haven’t made it to pure stardom until Forbidden Broadway has done a parody of you. What I love even more about the Forbidden Broadway casts are that they aren’t only talented Actors and Singers, but they are also able to impersonate famous stars and sing pretty much just like them. The girl that did the Kristin Chenoweth one does an amazing impression and hits the notes in Glitter and Be Gay perfectly. The people that have done Patti have done a pretty good job with her voice, but none have ever really hit it spot on. Then again, it is pretty hard to be able to do a perfect Patti since her voice changes for each role.
Anyways, Patti has a reputation for being a diva, being a bit over the top and for just being an absolutely Broadway Star. That is what makes her such a prime target and easy target for groups like Forbidden Broadway. Then again, Patti also has a ton of talent and is extremely fun to get to watch perform. Sort of like Madonna (No Evita references I swear), she needs everything to be perfect or she will probably not continue. It seems like she is a perfectionist which is probably one of the reasons why she has become such a huge star, and one that Forbidden Broadway loves to include in their performances. Anyways, here is Forbidden Broadways Everything’s Coming Up Patti from Gypsy.